THE public are the ‘frontliners’ that could help to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Penang Health Department public health medicine specialist Dr Chow Sze Loon said.
“The public need to play their role when it comes to disease control.
“There are four main strategies in embracing the new norm.
“The first is borders control, followed by movement control, thirdly is physical distancing and finally, personal protection.
“Before anyone enters your premises, you need to screen the person. The very first thing you need to screen is the body temperature.
“The use of MySejahtera is important. The MySejahtera is a tool for contact tracing.
“We have to practise physical distancing of one metre and avoid crowded areas.
“Remember to wear the face mask and use the hand sanitizer,” he said during his talk, entitled ‘Towards New Norms with Covid-19’, on the final day of WHOLE PENANG 2020 in Setia SPICE Convention Centre today.
Dr Chow said humans have no immunity against the Covid-19 and anyone has the risk of being infected.
The third and last day of WHOLE PENANG 2020 saw a larger crowd of visitors.
The standard operating procedures (SOPs) are in place to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.
Visitors at the trade event were also treated to a cooking lesson by Chef Joshua Liew, who is The Wembley Hotel executive chef, and his team.
Three culinary students from the colleges were also invited on stage to help prepare the Hinava (fish salad).
The Hinava is a popular traditional dish of the Kadazan-Dusun people in Sabah.
The WHOLE PENANG 2020, organised by Alpine Group Services, provides a platform for the hospitality industry players to showcase their products during the three-day trade event.
Visitors are still able to register through walk-in registration at the Visitor’s Registration Counter at the Grand Foyer of Setia SPICE Convention Centre.
Those who prefer to visit the exhibition virtually can register themselves at https://wholemy.dreamcast.ae/
Story and pix by Christopher Tan